A Gary resident was
sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to
robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, the U.S.
Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.
Deshalone Davis was
sentenced to 135 months in prison followed by three years of supervised
release and was ordered to pay $17,011.05 in restitution, the U.S.
Attorney’s Office said.
documents in this case, on Aug. 1, 2017, Davis and three others robbed a
wireless store in Munster,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “They entered
the store during the afternoon rush hour, at approximately 5:45 pm. While
holding employees and customers at gunpoint, they forced employees to empty
cabinets of phones and demanded all of the cash from the register. The
gunmen men fled the store in a getaway vehicle driven by Vondell Henry, Jr.
Mr. Henry pled guilty in this case as is awaiting sentencing. His hearing is
set for Sept. 5, 2018.”
brazen act of violence, in the middle of a crowded store during the early
evening hours when many people are around will never be tolerated in this
District,” U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch said. “The sentence today shows the
seriousness of this type of offense. We will continue to focus on crimes
like the one above and other violent crimes to make sure justice is served
to criminals like Mr. Davis.”